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 No.5427[Reply]

Because there's far too much stupidity in this country, because efforts by Operation Lifesaver and the railroads themselves just aren't enough, the US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have joined forces to shout into the abyss.

https://www.transportation.gov/stoptrainscant
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 No.5744

>>5729
At the time, I didn't know. However, I do now.

 No.5748

>>5741
Ah, by foamer recognition I would have thought this would have gained some notice in the general public too.

The campaign itself looks quintessentially American. Is it but a gross exaggeration that the general public really generally expect trains to blare that long-short-long-long signal in every unguarded stoppings? Because I think in much of the rest of the world those are implicit stop signs.

 No.5749

>>5748
Here in Brexistan, we've done pretty well with two simple messages. Pedestrians get SEE TRACK THINK TRAIN while drivers get DON'T RUN THE RISK.

Doesn't always stick, though.

https://youtu.be/qxP0zsbvzMc

 No.5763

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>>5749

Holy shit!

Also, is that how railroad crossings in Bongland sound?

 No.5914

>>5749
>>5763
Passive-aggressively polite Britishness.

The engineer sounds "caution" (TOOT-toot, motherfucker) and then starts to slowly crawl towards the traffic. What do you know, the path was cleared by the time they reached the crossing :)



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 No.5859[Reply]

guys
what is this place

 No.5860

nvm
i dig it

 No.5861

>>5860
Cool, just post trains and train accessories and you'll fit in nicely

 No.5911

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 No.5835[Reply]

If you didn't like the Bombardier Acelas, well, you won't have them to kick around much longer.

So, what do we think, folks?

 No.5836

>>5835
I actually can't wait to see these.



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 No.5824[Reply]

CP got a new scoopin' doodle and was kind enough to store it near my house.
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 No.5863

>>5857
In all likelihood? Nothing. "Do not hump" is just a suggestion in my book.

 No.5870

>>5863
In this case, they probably don't want a poorly retarded cab slamming into a string of cars at 10MPH and shaking electronics.

 No.5875

>>5870
It's not really the electronics that would get damaged, but more the mechanical components that could get destroyed. Just the engine is something that you don't want getting slammed into an abrupt stop at 4 mph. Because we all know that 4 mph is the maximum safe coupling speed and that cars NEVER EVER hit harder than that.

4 mph is also a pretty rough coupling if you've ever felt it, so just imagine what actually happens when you're pulling pins at about 6 mph and they pick up some speed in the track. I've literally seen cars JUMP off the bolster and fall back in.

 No.5878

>>5870
In most of the EU, railroads have long stopped doing fying shunting.

 No.5879

>>5878
Because they truck most everything or run unit trains. Kicking cars is mostly safe, very efficient, and fun.



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 No.2810[Reply]

what do you think is the best train/railway games/simulators, or do you have any recommendatiotions.
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 No.5629

Has anyone bought Rolling Line? How good is it without a VR headset? The price is very tempting.

 No.5634

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>>5629
pretty barebones, not everything on the "main" layout is open for customizing yet, but shows lots of promise. it's literally a model railroad simulator and that's pretty much what it delivers.

 No.5809

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Yesterday, I found out that Railway Empire got some new DLC. It's set in 19th Century Mexico, and you are advised by General (and future President) Porfirio Díaz. There's also new locomotives like this double-ended Fairlie.

Been so long since I've played Railway Empire, though; I've been forgetting to build maintenance depots at the stations and supply towers on the lines more than a few times. But I'm getting the hang of it.

 No.5868

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hello, sorry to bump this thread, but I was thinking of picking up either Transport Fever (With Soviet mod for П36 goodness) or Railway Empire.

Which one of these plays closest to Railroad Tycoon 3? I used to play the hell out of that game and I was thinking about a modern replacement. However, the era I'm most interested in is 1940s/Transition Era (US and So0viet mainly). Which one would be better for that?

Thanks 1chan, keep the trains alive

 No.5877

>>5868
Railway Empire plays like Railroad Tycoon 3 but with a tech tree and block signals. It goes right up to without including the transitional era; the only diesel in the game is an E-unit equivalent that serves as the 'ultimate technology' express engine.

I haven't played Transport Fever so I really can't say, but if it's anything like its predecessor, Train Fever, then it plays like a shallower, clunkier, 3-D Transport Tycoon. Benefit of the doubt: It may have improved since I played (pirated) one of the early releases.



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 No.5773[Reply]

I’m bored on a train. Can you tell where?
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 No.5810

>>5808

I think you're on to something. Those towering, bleak-looking concrete structures would be the LA County Jail, which is right by the rail line.

 No.5811

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 No.5813

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>>5811
Where's your Primeco phone?

 No.5814

>>5813
We weren't rich like that back then. My dad had a pager, and man at the time I thought that was top notch.

 No.5856

>>5814

oh god, pagers…



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 No.5767[Reply]

I went to Japan and saw a lot of trains. Here are some of them.
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 No.5782

>>5775
Great use of the siding for advertising..

 No.5783

My wife and I are considering a trip to Japan just because we can get there so cheaply. Does anyone have recommendations for guides because there is no way in hell either one of us can wrap our head around the moonspeak and we'd really like to avoid the language barrier issues.

I gotta get my fix with high speed trains. I got a slight taste of it a short while ago and now I have a speedlust that can only be satisfied by bullet trains. Since Texas won't be getting one for a few years at best, I gotta go to Japan.

 No.5784

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>>5783
In my opinion… Don’t sweat it. English is sufficient for touring Tokyo and Osaka and it will only get easier as Japan continues to prepare for Olympics tourists. We have made several successful trips now without any formal language preparations.

 No.5786

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 No.5829

>>5771 – If I understood things correctly, the Evangelion 500 is to become the Hello Kitty 500.

>>5774 – According to the museum’s web and the Wikipedia, it is KuRo 381-11, a driving trailer with second-class seating, used by JNR and JR Central on the Shinano express service.

http://museum.jr-central.co.jp/en/rolling-stock/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/381_series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CentralJapanRailwayCompanyType381-1.jpg



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 No.4827[Reply]

>One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/canada-logging-line-shuts-down-after-100-years.html
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 No.4870

>>4842
If you can talk to the owners and arrange a NARCOA excursion you would have no problem finding an open seat.

 No.4933

File: 1512333278183.jpg (640.55 KB, 1080x742, Nov29.jpg)

Don't worry, BC taxpayers will pay for the increased road maintenance. :-/

 No.5671

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>>4933
The authoritative book on this line was released a few weeks ago in case anyone is interested. It's big, the size of a phone book and just as thick. 390 pages. I know one of the authors and he indicated that there may be an addendum of pics to go with it at a later date, apparently a lot of pictures were cut from the final result and they're gauging the demand.

An update; as of mid-March the line is still silent. In fact there are railcars still parked on the mainline at several areas as if the crews just up & walked away after last years fatal accident. Lots of community pressure to reactivate the line. Unfortunately WFP (Western Forest Products) historically is a milling company, not a logging company… and they have little expertise in it. Fingers crossed smarter people with foresight will prevail. Maybe the recent fuel hikes will resurrect it.

 No.5677

>>5671
Interesting choice, the last logger to go and the first C-liner to be wrecked.

 No.5820

WFP is looking for public input on what to do with the rail line.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/06/11-canadian-company-seeks-public-input-on-future-of-logging-railroad

(Sorry, can't start new threads for some reason).



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 No.5816[Reply]

Idiot flies drone over active UP rails.

Film at 11.

11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQf7f3dhE9A

 No.5817

>>5816
>Plastic hoppers being stored
I can think of very few things more boring.



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 No.5794[Reply]

It begins! Thought it was time I submitted to the board.
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 No.5800

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Oh yes, my train. The one on the left. Sexy 68 propelling mk3s. Sounds good purring along. We've just left Banbury

 No.5801

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Superior interior

 No.5802

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Mmm, Network SouthEast relics at Marylebone.

 No.5803

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Now at Waterloo awaiting departure on "THE FAB 444"

 No.5807

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First train of today.



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